Applications have now opened for WCM-Q Biomedical Research Training Program for Nationals, which will restart in January 2017. The initiative is a unique opportunity for Qatari college graduates with an interest in biomedical research to gain hands on experience in world-class laboratories at WCM-Q and in the different administrative and managerial responsibilities related to biomedical research.

Qataris with an interest in science and research are invited to apply for an internship on a world-class research programme.

Although the programme is aimed at recent graduates who are interested in pursuing a career as a bench or clinical researcher, or a research administrator, applications from nationals are welcomed irrespective of their discipline. The training programme is a full-time, six-month employment commitment with trainees receiving a graduation certificate upon completion.

The trainees are paid a stipend as part of a comprehensive compensation package. The programme is fully funded byWeill Cornell Medicine – Qatar (WCM-Q), and is organised in partnership with the Qatar Science Leadership Program at Qatar Foundation.

The programme was launched in 2011 and has so far provided training to 28 interns. It was inspired by Qatar National Vision 2030 and the goal of creating a knowledge-based economy by helping build the national human capacity and training Qataris for a post-hydrocarbon future. Applications can be submitted online until 6 November.

Interested applicants can contact the research training team at [email protected]. Applicants can also visit the training programme page at